The BSRA was formed as the “Club for Research on Ageing” by Professor Vladimir Korenchevsky (1880–1959) at some point prior to 1939 and as thus has a valid claim to be the world’s oldest scientific society devoted to research into the biology of ageing.

From our early roots, the BSRA has grown to a premier society and charity for ageing biology. We support research, education, and policy around ageing to help everyone live healthier, longer lives. Learn more about our vision here. 

For more information on the history of the BSRA please visit our Wikipedia page.

The society’s current chair is Professor David Weinkove – see more information about the Board of Trustees.